Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.84/5
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688 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in it’s way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.

Added by siradmiralnelson on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
688
pDev:
6.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3,697
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Photo of Bugsmcl
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aerizel
4.85/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Humbolt9
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A buddy of mine called me one night and said that I needed to come over and try this new beer he found. Man am I glad I did because it was and is the best stout I have ever had!

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Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.81/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.55/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

its always an occasion to drink what is deemed on this website to be the best beer in the world. regardless of what one may think about how such rankings are figured, it is a treat to say the least. i remember when i was heady and westy 12 before that, times have changed! after a couple of narrowly missed opportunities to drink this one over the years, my man drlovemd87 came through in the clutch with this rarest of the rare bottle. my pour is as thick as paste, slick and black like crude oil, and without hardly any head to it, near still in appearance, shiny, almost gelatinous looking. the aroma and flavor are intense but unfortunately (to me) familiar, i wanted this to be strikingly different, at least from a quality standpoint, and as good as it all is, its not head and shoulders above all else, it might not even be my favorite barrel aged coffee stout i have had this year (shhh). a few things are immediately obvious to me. the first is that whatever barrels these were, they seem to have housed some excellent whiskey. its not more or less of it, nothing about the oak profile specifically, but the bourbon character itself seems obviously better than most of what else is out there, this i will grant. the second thing, is that saying something like this is objectively better than something else in its category that is notable and near perfect and all of that, is highly problematic, approximations and cloudy memories and nothing more than opinion. factually, this isnt that much better than any number of great beers in its field, and i will stand by that. i cant spend the whole time drinking this thinking about the merits of a ratings system i dont control or other beers i like better though, that would be a foolishly wasted opportunity to enjoy quite literally the best. its full of rich bourbon, heavy vanilla and maple syrup qualities, even the texture of maple syrup, tons of barrel char and earthy burnt dark grain and chocolate, and a well integrated high end coffee profile as well, in some ways quite simple, but impossibly mature and nuanced, enhanced magically by the whiskey, and with lingering sweet, bitter, raisin, cocoa, and bourbon character. its as good as they say it is, that is not my comment. my comment is that others are at this level too. i am enormously thankful to have been able to drink this one, especially without having to pay the absurd secondary market prices this is fetching. if you are considering dropping some coin for this on a forum or whatever, i would reconsider, not that this isnt awesome, but its likely that your local bottle shop or brewery has something comparable...

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4.91/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WOLFGANG
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 Vintage Uniquely not hand numbered on label. Thanks... you know. Perfection. The nose is massive. The melded flavors are remarkable.

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Photo of TeveP
4.67/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Narkee
4.93/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.93/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the huge maple up front with balanced whiskey, subtle coffee, dark cocoa; semisweet, wee cinnamon, big whiskey, the coffee is superb. Yet bitter, bold, and some plum, too for flavors; luscious, creamy mouthfeel that lasts and lasts; bitter, sweet, whiskey, roasty finish.

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4.67/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edthehead
4.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jet black with minimal head and a shiny oily luster. The nose and taste is big coffee upfront and settles into more of a Maple and Bourbon focus as it warms, however all three of the Coffee, Maple, and Bourbon remain throughout and interact well as it warms. The mouthfeel is an absolute 5 from the chilly beginning though the warm finish, with smooth sticky oil-like viscosity. Easily meets the hype, never had better!

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4.58/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.84 out of 5 with 688 ratings